Neuro-ophthalmology Approach to Oculoplastic Disorders

  • Tiffany Kent
  • James Banks ShepherdIII
  • Gregory P. Van StavernEmail author


Neuro-ophthalmologists often participate in the care of patients with oculoplastic disorders. Their role may be the initial diagnosis, with subsequent referral; managing a patient ultimately found to have a neurologic reason for the oculoplastic condition (e.g., a patient with ptosis found to be secondary to myasthenia gravis); or coordinated care of diseases which straddle both specialties (e.g., thyroid orbitopathy, chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia, skull base tumors, orbital inflammatory syndrome, etc.). As with all of medical practice, good communication is an essential foundation for a fruitful and successful partnership in the care of patients.


Cavernous Sinus Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Myotonic Dystrophy Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis Oculomotor Nerve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tiffany Kent
    • 1
  • James Banks ShepherdIII
    • 1
  • Gregory P. Van Stavern
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Ophthalmology, Barnes-Jewish HospitalWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Neurology, Barnes-Jewish HospitalWashington University School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

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